Accession Number : AD0726442

Title :   Motivating the Student in CAI Technical Courses.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Bond,Nicholas A. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Student motivation is a central issue in Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), since even the most sophisticated teaching programs will require directed and sustained effort at the learning task. Technical students, who have to master long and difficult courses, present special motivational problems. A review of the literature indicates that motivators for technical students can be classified under three main headings: task-related or 'intrinsic' factors, need-related or 'dynamic' determinants, and external rewards. When viewed from a technical school framework, it appears that elements from each class of motivators are more or less manipulable and have not, so far, been fully exploited by CAI projects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, *MOTIVATION), STUDENTS, COMPUTERS, MILITARY TRAINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE